Bulletproof Plants // Cenizo (Leucophyllum sp.)


BLOOMCHART:

HOW TO USE IT:
Informal hedge. Natural Screen. Accent plant.

EXPOSURE:
Full Sun. Plants may become leggy in partial shade or shade.

SPECIES & CULTIVARS:
Leucophyllum candidum ‘Thunder Cloud’
Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas Ranger Sage)
Leucophyllum frutescens ‘Green Cloud’
Leucophyllum laevigatum (Chihuahuan Sage)
Leucophyllum laevigatum ‘Summer Snow’
Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Lynn’s Legacy’
Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Rio Bravo’
Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Brave River’
Leucophyllum pruinosum ‘Sierra Bouquet’
Leucophyllum x ‘Heavenly Cloud’
Leucophyllum zygophyllum ‘Cimarron’

MAINTENANCE:
Minimal. Renewal or rejuvenation pruning to revive leggy, old, or scraggly plants. A common practice is to prune plants into “lollipops”. This practice is unattractive and should be avoided.

SUMMARY:
An All-Star species  in the arid garden. Tolerates reflected heat and grows best in full-sun. Requires well-draining soil to prevent rot. There are multiple species and cultivars of all sizes and forms to choose from. With all these options, there is likely a Leucophyllum sp. to fit into any space.

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